The Three Musketeers (1942 film)

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The Three Musketeers (Spanish: Los tres mosqueteros) is a 1942 Mexican comedy film directed by Miguel M. Delgado and starring Cantinflas. It is based on the 1844 novel of the same name by Alexandre Dumas.

The Three Musketeers
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byMiguel M. Delgado
Produced byJacques Gelman
Written byJaime Salvador
Based onThe Three Musketeers
by Alexandre Dumas
Music byManuel Esperón
CinematographyGabriel Figueroa
Edited byEmilio Gómez Muriel
Posa Films
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Running time
138 minutes


Cantinflas and three friends return a stolen necklace to an actress who invites them to be extras at the CLASA film studios. While on the set, he falls asleep and dreams that he is d'Artagnan, fighting on behalf of Queen Anne.



Posa Films hired a number of established stars cast to support its contract actor Cantinflas.[1] Miguel M. Delgado, who was already considered "Cantinflas' exclusive director", was assigned the task to direct the lavish and expensive production.[1] Jaime Salvador, whose screenplay for the previous Cantinflas vehicle El gendarme desconocido brought him fame, adapted Dumas' novel for the screen.[1] Ballet Theatre, a renowned dance group of the time, was employed to perform the ballet in the throne room scene.[1]


Los tres mosqueteros was a financial success. It "broke all box-office records" in Mexico and earned 123,000 pesos in its first week and 248,000 in the following three weeks.[2]


At the 1946 Cannes Film Festival, Los tres mosqueteros competed for the Grand Prix,[3] which was awarded to another Mexican film, María Candelaria (1943).[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Cantinflas se bate por su rey, por su dama y por su gabardina...". El Siglo de Torreón. 11 September 1942.
  2. ^ "Progresos de la Industria". El Siglo de Torreón. 11 October 1943.
  3. ^ "CANTINFLAS". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  4. ^ "MARIA CANDELARIA". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 9 August 2019.

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